Head-to-head comparison: Stabilis Solutions (NASDAQ:SLNG) vs. Cheniere Energy (NYSE:LNG)

Stabilis Solutions (NASDAQ:SLNG – Get Rating) and Cheniere Energy (NYSE:LNG – Get Rating) are both oil/energy companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.4% of Stabilis Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 88.2% of Cheniere Energy’s shares are held by institutional investors. 74.9% of Stabilis Solutions shares are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 0.7% of Cheniere Energy’s shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Stabilis Solutions and Cheniere Energy.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Stabilis Solutions $77.17 million 1.14 -7.80 million dollars ($0.44) -10.95
Energy Cheniere $15.86 billion 2.18 -2.34 billion dollars ($9.25) -14.67

Stabilis Solutions has higher profits, but lower revenues than Cheniere Energy. Cheniere Energy trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Stabilis Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and risk

Stabilis Solutions has a beta of 0.59, suggesting its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cheniere Energy has a beta of 1.25, suggesting its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Stabilis Solutions and Cheniere Energy.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Stabilis Solutions -10.11% -12.41% -9.07%
Energy Cheniere -14.77% 30.72% 1.24%

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Stabilis Solutions and Cheniere Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Stabilis Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
Energy Cheniere 0 0 0 0 N / A

Stabilis Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating upside potential of 65.98%. Given the higher possible upside of Stabilis Solutions, research analysts clearly believe that Stabilis Solutions is more favorable than Cheniere Energy.


Stabilis Solutions beats Cheniere Energy on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Stabilis Solutions (Get a rating)

Stabilis Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, distribution and refueling services to various end markets in North America. It operates in two segments, LNG and Power Delivery. The company supplies LNG to the industrial, midstream and petroleum sectors; and offers fuel solutions to industrial users of propane, diesel and other crude oil-based fuel products, as well as cryogenic equipment rental and field services. It also provides electrical and instrumentation construction and installation services; and builds electrical systems. The company serves the aerospace, industrial, utility and pipeline, mining, energy, commercial and transportation markets. Stabilis Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Cheniere Energy (Get a rating)

Cheniere Energy LogoCheniere Energy, Inc., an energy infrastructure company, is primarily engaged in liquefied natural gas (LNG) business in the United States. It owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and the Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. The company also owns the Creole Trail pipeline, a 94-mile pipeline connecting the Sabine Pass LNG terminal to various interstate pipelines; and operates the Corpus Christi Pipeline, a 21.5-mile natural gas supply pipeline that connects the Corpus Christi LNG Terminal to various interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines. It is also involved in LNG and natural gas marketing activities. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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